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Fake marriages more rife than thought, British MPs warn

London - Sham marriages to win the right to live in Britain are more prevalent than thought and a major risk to immigration control, a group of lawmakers warned on Friday.
In the Media by AFP

France and Britain trade hypocrisy claims over MH17 sanctions

London - Britain and France are trading accusations of hypocrisy over sanctions against Russia in a row that reveals deeper European divisions on how to react to the MH17 disaster, analysts said Wednesday.
In the Media by Danny Kemp (AFP)

British reporter for Russian TV 'captured' by Ukraine: ministry

Moscow - A British journalist reporting for a Russian television channel from conflict-torn eastern Ukraine went missing on Wednesday, with Moscow alleging he and another journalist were captured by Kiev's troops.
In the Media by AFP

No evidence of tampering with MH17 voice recorder: Probe

The Hague - Dutch lead investigators into the shooting down over Ukraine of flight MH17 said Wednesday that data from the cockpit voice recorder was intact and had not been tampered with."The cockpit voice recorder was damaged but the memory module was intact.
In the Media by AFP

Britain still exporting arms to Russia

London - Britain is still exporting arms and military equipment to Russia, according to a parliamentary report released Wednesday just hours after Prime Minister David Cameron rapped France for selling weapons to Moscow.
In the Media by AFP

Worldwide FGM ban sought at 'Girl Summit'

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron called on Tuesday for a worldwide ban on female genital mutilation and child marriage as he launched the first UN-backed "Girl Summit" on issues that affect millions around the globe.
In the Media by Danny Kemp (AFP)

Britain to hold inquiry into ex-spy Litvinenko's death

London - Britain on Tuesday announced a public inquiry to identify those responsible for the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian spy who accused the Kremlin from his London deathbed of poisoning him with radioactive tea.
In the Media by Robin Millard (AFP)

Walk this way: New photo marks Prince George's birthday

London - Prince George shows he has got the hang of walking in a new picture released by his parents Prince William and Kate to mark the future king's first birthday on Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Thousands march for Gaza in London, clashes in Paris

London - Parts of central London were brought to a standstill on Saturday as thousands of pro-Palestinians marched in protest against Israel's offensive in Gaza, while in Paris a banned demonstration descended into violence.
In the Media by Alice Ritchie (AFP)

Sri Lanka jails killers of British tourist

Colombo - A Sri Lankan ruling party politician and three accomplices were Friday sentenced to 20 years in jai for murdering a British holidaymaker on Christmas Eve and raping his Russian partner.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. sentences British men over Taliban support

New York - A U.S. judge sentenced two British men to a combined total of 20.5 years in prison for conspiring to provide and for providing equipment and personnel to the Taliban.Computer engineer Babar Ahmad was sentenced to 12.
In the Media by Jennie Matthew (AFP)

British police arrest 660 suspected paedophiles

London - British police have arrested 660 suspected paedophiles including doctors, teachers and care workers in a six-month operation targeting people watching indecent images online, the National Crime Agency said Wednesday.
In the Media by James Pheby (AFP)

Cannabis really does cause paranoia, study finds

A new study conducted in association with The University of Oxford and King’s College London has found a definitive link between cannabis use and feelings of paranoia in vulnerable individuals.
In the Media by Sam Miranda - 5 comments

Swedish court upholds warrant against WikiLeaks founder

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Wednesday decided to uphold an arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over allegations of sexual assault.
In the Media by AFP

Eurosceptic named new UK foreign minister as EU vote looms

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron named eurosceptic Philip Hammond as his new foreign secretary in a major cabinet reshuffle ahead of next year's general election.
In the Media by Katherine Haddon (AFP)

Eurosceptic Hammond named new UK foreign minister

London - Prime Minister David Cameron named arch-eurosceptic Philip Hammond as his new foreign secretary on Tuesday in a major cabinet reshuffle ahead of next year's general election.
In the Media by Katherine Haddon (AFP) - 1 comment

Hague quits as British foreign secretary in pre-election shake-up

London - Britain's William Hague announced his surprise resignation as foreign secretary on Monday, as Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron overhauled his government to set the battle-lines for elections next year.
In the Media by Naomi O'Leary (AFP)

Hague quits as British foreign secretary in deep reshuffle

London - Britain's William Hague announced his surprise resignation as foreign secretary on Monday, in a deep shake-up of the Conservative-led government 10 months from a general election.
In the Media by Naomi O'Leary (AFP)

British World Cup ticket exec turns himself in: Brazil

Rio De Janeiro - A British World Cup ticketing executive accused of involvement with a scalping network blamed for fraud worth tens of millions of dollars turned himself in on Monday after a manhunt, authorities said.
In the Media by AFP

China indicts GSK-linked foreign investigators: Xinhua

Shanghai - Prosecutors in Shanghai have indicted two foreign investigators linked to drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), which is at the centre of a bribery scandal in China, state media reported Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Church of England approves women bishops

York - The Church of England on Monday voted to allow its first ever female bishops, ending half a century of divisive wrangling over the role of women.
In the Media by AFP

N.Ireland unionist parades pass off peacefully

Belfast - Tens of thousands Northern Ireland unionists held a peaceful parade in north Belfast, marking the culmination of the loyal order marching season.
In the Media by AFP

Missing World Cup ticket executive not 'fugitive' - Firm

Rio De Janeiro - A World Cup ticketing excutive who fled a Rio de Janeiro hotel just before police arrived to detain him is not "a fugitive," his company said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers blast Britain over report

Hong Kong - Pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong hit back Friday at former colonial ruler Britain over a report they said showed no "commitment" to the city and strived to avoid embarrassing Beijing.
In the Media by AFP

Police manhunt after FIFA partner exec flees arrest

Rio De Janeiro - An executive from the World Cup's hospitality services firm escaped out the back door of his plush Rio de Janeiro hotel Thursday to avoid arrest on charges of illegally selling tickets, authorities said.
In the Media by Laurent Thomet (AFP)

Major public sector strike in Britain over pay and cuts

London - A major public sector strike took place in Britain on Thursday, with hundreds of thousands of workers rallying against the government's austerity-driven spending cuts and pay restraint measures.
In the Media by Robin Millard (AFP) - 1 comment

Juncker not 'opposed' to EU powers reverting to Britain

London - Jean-Claude Juncker does not want a European Union without Britain and will not fight attempts to repatriate powers to Westminster from Brussels, according to the Daily Telegraph.
In the Media by AFP

Calls grow for UK inquiry into alleged Westminster child abuse

London - The British government faced growing calls on Sunday for a national inquiry into allegations of child abuse by politicians in the 1970s and 1980s, after it emerged that 114 files relating to the accusations were missing.
In the Media by AFP

Rolf Harris case 'will encourage more victims to come forward'

Sydney - The judge leading an Australian inquiry into institutional child abuse said Saturday that the conviction of disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris for sexual assault would encourage more victims to come forward.
In the Media by AFP

TV star Rolf Harris jailed for five years over sex assaults

London - Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in Britain and Australia for decades, was jailed for five years and nine months for a string of sexual assaults against girls.
In the Media by Alice Ritchie (AFP)
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Sami Zaatari  a known British-based Islamic fundamentalist appearing in a April 2009 video. In the v...
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Sami Zaatari, a known British-based Islamic fundamentalist appearing in a April 2009 video. In the video, Zaatari, apologizes to a man after having threatened to kill him and his family (whose identities were never released by authorities for safety reasons). Zaatari had issued several death threats after a heated online debate in which the man disagreed with the views of the fundamentalist. The apology video was produced by Zaatari as a condition of avoiding criminal prosecution.
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Hepworth's Family of Man in bronze, 1970, at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, U.K.
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The elite CO19 or Central Operations 19 (formally known as SO19 or Special Operations 19), is an elite tactical team within London's Metropolitan Police Service. CO19 operatives are seen here undergo counter-terrorism exercises involving a hijacked commercial airliner.
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Traffic in London
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Parents of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped from a Chibok school last month express sorrow and outrage at a public gathering.
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London Underground train at the Central Line platforms of Oxford Circus tube station. Terrorists of the Real Irish Republican Army seeking to carry out an attack during the Olympics may go after softer targets like those of public transport systems and shopping centers if the Games prove to be too hard of a target.
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London Underground train at Watford station.
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London Underground train at Watford station.
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Ash trees near Saxby UK
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The British flag
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Hundreds of miles of bunting were sold in the run-up to Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee
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An image from the April 29, 2012, Royal Wedding of Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton.
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Reconstruction of the distinguished lady from York
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Reconstruction of the distinguished lady from York
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Parents of victims last month's mass kidnapping from a school in northeastern Nigeria express sorrow and outrage
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A jubilee Union Jack flag flies in West Wittering, Sussex
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A London Underground roundel at one of the entrances to Piccadilly Circus tube station. Piccadilly Circus itself is in the background.
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Falling down drunk
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The HMS Albion, an Albion class landing platform dock of the Royal Navy
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Wing-shaped structure might have been a temple
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London Underground
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London Underground
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On August 3, 2001, car bombing by the Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA) in Ealing, London, United Kingdom. Seven people suffered injuries and the Ealing Broadway shopping center, which was adjacent to the blast, suffered substantial property damage.
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